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May 21, 2020

Which Queens Farmers Markets Are Still Open During The COVID-19 Shutdown

Taking a simple trip to the grocery store has vastly changed during this time, but it’s not the only way to shop for food. Many of NYC’s farmers markets are (…)

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Taking a simple trip to the grocery store has vastly changed during this time, but it’s not the only way to shop for food. Many of NYC’s farmers markets are still open as essential businesses, albeit with new safety measures and regulations.

Check out the ones still open in Queens below! Some may require a long walk, but on a warm day it might present a nice opportunity to get outside (while maintaining social distancing of course).

For the Grow NYC Markets, the vendor list changes depending on who can make it that day. You can check their website or Instagram for that. And also, some vendors are doing shipping and delivery, which you can see more of here.

At Grow NYC markets, they ask you to:

  • Wear a face covering.
  • Make a list ahead of time so you can make your visit as short as possible. Don’t linger.
  • Stand on or behind the 6-foot chalk/tape markings.
  • Only come with 1 or 2 people.
  • Wait until you get home to consume food.

Hellgate Farm Stand at Socrates Sculpture Park

Where: Socrates Sculpture Park (32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106)

When: Saturdays, May 2 – ? | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

What: Beginning May 2nd and for as long as green markets are allowed in NYC public parks, Hellgate Farm will operate a weekly Saturday farm stand at Socrates – offering local produce and small batch goods like hot sauce.

Sunnyside Greenmarket

Where: Skillman Ave btwn 42nd & 43rd Streets, Queens

When: Saturdays, Year-round | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

What: Set on a shady, tree-lined avenue near Lou Lodati Park, the Sunnyside Greenmarket is a thriving community center. On hand are a fantastic selection of vegetables grown in the Black Dirt of Orange County, specialty Mexican produce and herbs, eggs, seasonal fruit, cider, baked goods and fresh-caught fish. Cheese, pickled vegetables, grass fed beef, and wine pressed from locally grown grapes entice shoppers with culinary possibilities. 

*​Food Scrap & Clothing Collections are cancelled until further notice. *

Jackson Heights Greenmarket

Where: 34th Ave between 79th & 80th Sts, Queens

When: Open Sundays, Year-round | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

What: Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens.Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

*​Food Scrap & Clothing Collections are cancelled until further notice. *

Forest Hills Greenmarket

Where: South side of Queens Blvd at 70th Avenue, Queens

When: Sunday, Year Round | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

What: Located in front of the Forest Hills Post Office, this neighborhood Greenmarket boasts a variety of locally grown, fresh products. Throughout the season, the market will offer free cooking demonstrations, kids activities, and the opportunity to mingle with neighbors, all while getting to know the regional farmers who grow your food. Recently reopened.

*​Food Scrap & Clothing Collections are cancelled until further notice. *

Though not a farmers market, Green Top Farms is a Queens-based online grocery and catering business that you can also get fresh, local produce through.

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